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This Is How The Internet Responded To Budget Day

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1. It’s BUDGET DAY! The excitement was palpable from the word go.

Robert Peston @Peston

My budget preview – if you can be arsed http://t.co/cVKXbTSR9n

2. The day began with George Osborne quite literally promising to give us all a stronger pound.

Brandy Snap @Brandy_Snap

Before his statement, Osborne pledges to 'squeeze out the lumpen proletariat'. #Budget2014 @HuffPostUKCom @ThePoke

12. This, by contrast, was just inevitable.

David Stokes @scottywrotem

♫ I want to get fiscal, fiscal,I want to get fiscal,lets get into fiscal,let me hear your budget talk ♫

14. The fact nothing much was happening obviously didn’t stop the media coverage from being ridiculous.

Tim Stanley @timothy_stanley

The BBC is covering #Budget2014 with a helicopter – just in case it ends in a high speed car chase.

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16. Then Adam Boulton thought this was a good idea for some reason.

Rob Dicken @1970RobD

A more honest Budget campain poster, from George Osborne #budget2014 @ThePoke

22. He opened up with a solid gold ZINGER, apparently.

Robert Colvile @rcolvile

Magna Carta 'fells unimaginably distant. A weak leader, who came to the top after betraying his brother, running a gang of unruly barons…'

23. Ok.

James Forsyth @JGForsyth

That Magna Carta joke was v Osborne, his brand of humour

24. Really.

Mark Wallace @wallaceme

Didn't see the Magna Carta gag at Miliband's expense coming. Good stuff #Budget2014

25. The opposition were captivated.

The opposition were captivated.

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Jim Waterson / BuzzFeed

26. There now follows a breakdown of the important bits of the Chancellor’s speech.

It will be illustrated by increasingly less relevant GIFs.

27. Bingo duty halved to 10% / Tax on fixed odds betting terminals raised to 25%.

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28. Duty on Scotch whisky to be frozen/Beer duty to be cut by 1p a pint.

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29. That’s a whole £1.30 a year, people.

That's a whole £1.30 a year, people.

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Twitter: @hmtreasury / Alan White / BuzzFeed

30. And changes to the welfare cap, a new ISA and a change to the higher rate tax threshold all of which will have to be represented with this GIF.

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Via buzzfeed.com

31. Ed Miliband then got up and attacked the Chancellor while Nick Clegg talked to Danny Alexander about the state of the ceiling in the House of Commons.

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BBC

32. Let’s just take a moment to acknowledge Deputy Speaker Lindsay Hoyle was quite funny although the bar was pretty low.

Let's just take a moment to acknowledge Deputy Speaker Lindsay Hoyle was quite funny although the bar was pretty low.

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Jim Waterson / BuzzFeed Claire Phipps @Claire_Phipps

Let's hope @Ed_Miliband has been checking Twitter and so knows exactly what to think about the budget, instantly

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